The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies Bridesmaids Meets The In Laws In A Novel Told From The Alternating Perspectives Of Two Women Who Define The Term Frenemies From New York Times Bestselling Author Jen Lancaster.Jacqueline Jordan Knows Conflict A Fearless Journalist, She S Spent The Past Decade Embedded In The World S Hot Spots, Writing About The Fall Of Nations And The Rise Of Despots But If You Were To Inquire About Who Topped Jack S Enemy List, She D Not Hesitate To Answer Kitty Carricoe.Kitty Reigns Supreme Over The World Of Carpools And Minivans A SAHM, She Spends Her Days Caring For Her Dentist Husband And Three Towheaded Children, Running The PTA, And Hiding Vegetables In Deceptively Delicious Packed Lunches.Kitty And Jack Haven T A Single Thing In Common Except For Sarabeth Chandler, Their Mutual Bestie Sarabeth And Jack Can Be Tomboys With The Best Of Them, While Sarabeth Can Get Her Girly Girl On With Kitty In Fact, The Three Of Them Were College Friends Until The Notorious Frat Party Incident, When Jack Accidentally Hooked Up With Kitty S Boyfriend Yet Both Women Drop Everything And Rush To Sarabeth S Side When They Get The Call That Her Fabulously Wealthy Husband Has Perished In A Suspicious Boating Accident To Solve The Mystery Surrounding His Death, Jack And Kitty Must Bury The Hatchet And Hit The Road For A Trip That Just May Bring Them Together If It Doesn T Kill Them First. DNF 45%August 2015 I m a fan of Jen Lancaster I find her absolutely hilarious This book started out with multiple laugh out loud moments for me but I m struggling now I m not ready to DNF, but I am going to pause it 45% for a littl
I loved Jen Lancaster s take on the concept of frenemies She really made both Kitty and Jack sympathetic characters, even when they were brutal to each other It was interesting to see them through the other s eyes and impossible to hate either, even when they were at their worst I loved seeing how their differences played out and how they made them work to their advantage when it came to helping their mutual best friend The dialogue was snappy and witty and I laughed out loudtimes th I loved Jen Lancaster s take on the concept of frenemies She really made both Kitty and Jack sympathetic characters, even when they were brutal to each other It was interesting to see them through the other s eyes and impossible to hate either, even when they were at their worst I loved seeing how their differences played out and how they made them work to their advantage when it came to helping their mutual best friend The dialogue w
Obviously, this is a book written for women My issue is that it is written for a particular subset of women I am not sure exactly who these women are, but I am not one of them It is hard for me to find the humor in PTAs, blogging for business, and catty frenemy ships Is that a word This book alternates between the voices of Kitty and Jack Jacqueline , two frenemies with an overly dramatic past and a mutual friend Sarabeth There are occasional inserts throughout the book such as in Obviously, this is a book written for women My issue is that it is written for a particular subset of women I am not sure exactly who these women are, but I am not one of them It is hard for me to find the humor in PTAs, blogging for business, and catty frenemy ships Is that a word This book alternates between the voices of Kitty and Jack Jacqueline , two frenemies with an overly dramatic past and a mutual friend Sarabeth There are occasional inserts throughout the book such as invitations, blog comments, book reviews which works well to put our characters in context However, I wish the stuff at the beginning of the book was in another place It is difficult to care about these things or understand their significance when I have no clue who these people are in the story I went back to the beginning after I finished the book and things made a
Although I ve loved every book that Jen Lancaster has written, I have always preferred her memoirs to her fiction However Best of Enemies totally changed my mind I LOVED this book The characters were terrific and kept me laughing out loud from the first page to the
The Best of Enemies starts out with a fluffy chick lit feel, which was all I was expecting when I picked it up I enjoyed the little snippets of flashbacks showing how the two main characters relationship had developed over the years Somewhere in the middle, the story twisted and becameof a mystery The plot thickened, the pace picked up and I found it difficult to put down Although the two main characters didn t like each other, I liked both of them and was
I love this author so much that I m always eager to read any piece of writing she creates even if it appears on a dirty napkin Unfortunately, as much as I try, I don t love her novels as much as her memoirs I keep trying and will continue to do so because I believe in her writing For instance, Here I Go Again, an earlier foray into fiction, was much better it was humorous, entertaining with funny characterizations and a good plot.While I read The Best of Enemies, I found myself bored and so I love this author so much that I m always eager to read any piece of writing she creates even if it appears on a dirty napkin Unfortunately, as much as I try, I don t love her novels as much as her memoirs I keep trying and will continue to do so because I believe in her writing For instance, Here I Go Again, an earlier foray into fiction, was much better it was humorous, entertaining with funny characterizations and a good plot.While I read The Best of Enemies, I found myself bored and somewhat disappointed It s funny here and there but not laugh out loud which is usually the norm Since I like Jen Lancaster s style of writing and think she s quite skilled at it, I could dismiss how banal the story turns out to be Again, I feel like I m telling a friend that she looks too fat in pair of jeans which makes me fee
brought to you by OBS staff member AndraFrom the beginning I felt that the book was kind of frivolous and hard to get into The back and forth with the chapters did not work so well in the electronic format for me this time AND The actual conflict is not spelled out until about 40% through the book.so I was confused for the beginning portion The present past and not so recent past continuum was confusing Luckily for this reader, once I was pas brought to you by OBS staff member AndraFrom the beginning I felt that the book was kind of frivolous and hard to get into The back and forth with the chapters did not work so well in the electronic format for me this time AND The actual conflict is not spelled out until about 40% through the book.so I was confused for the beginning portion The present past and not so recent past continuum was confusing Luckily for this reader, once I was past this the book and my enjoyment level increased exponentially.whew.so I persevered and quite enjoyed the book in the end.I enjoyed the interactions between Jackie and Kitty Whitney University, Central Illinois October 1994 when the girls were getting ready for rush The story abou
If you have not read Jen Lancaster s books before you are seriously missing out The Best of Enemies is a little different than some of her other books but it is just as good I found this book to be just as quirky and fun but it had a mystery in it Honestly, I had the mystery solved before the end but I was still thrilled with the ending Just remember all is not as it seems.The characters were all interesting Jack Jacqueline is, of course, my favorite I love that she is such a tomboy and If you have not read Jen Lancaster s books before you are seriously missing out The Best of Enemies is a little different than some of her other books but it is just as good I found this book to be just as quirky and fun but it had a mystery in it Honestly, I had the mystery solved before the end but I was still thrilled with the ending Just remember all is not as it seems.The characters were all interesting Jack Jacqueline is, of course, my favorite I love that she is such a tomboy and knew it She loved being one of the boys, although she becomes one of the boys almost by default of not having her mom around Kitty was the wicked one of the book I felt like she was always out to take someone for something She felt she was very important and deservedthan she received Don t get me wrong, I liked her Even the bad girl isn t always bad Finally, there is Sars Betsy She is the best friend to both Kitty and Jack She is awkward in her youth and extremely successful when an adult I felt th
I ll be honest I didn t think she had it in her I knew that Jen Lancaster can be fantastically funny but mystery writer However, she does a solid here with this story You know how three friends can t ever really be best friends There is always one who feels left out Well, this is what makes this story so much fun Sarabeth is the math whiz who is the childhood friend of Jacqueline Jack Johnson Jack is the tomboy in the neighborhood As they go off to college, they meet Kitty, a girli I ll be honest I didn t think she had it in her I knew that Jen Lancaster can be fantastically funny but mystery writer However, she does a solid here with this story You know how three friends can t ever really be best friends There is always one who feels left out Well, this is what makes this story so much fun Sarabeth is the math whiz who is the childhood friend of Jacqueli
I m so bummed because this book started out AMAZING view spoiler I cannot believe it ended with her quitting her job overseas because secretly she was afraid of love, but conveniently found her lost love don t worry, he had sec

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  • Hardcover
  • 301 pages
  • The Best of Enemies
  • Jen Lancaster
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 0451471091